Dorothy was a little Kansas girl who once accidentally found the beautiful Land of Oz and was invited to live there always. Toto was Dorothy’s small black dog, with fuzzy, curly hair and bright black eyes. Together, when they tired of the grandeur of the Emerald City of Oz, they would wander out into the country and all through the land, peering into queer nooks and corners and having a good time in their own simple way. There was a little Wizard living in Oz who was a faithful friend of Dorothy and did not approve of her traveling alone in this way, but the girl always laughed at the little man’s fears for her and said she was not afraid of anything that might happen.
Raggedy and her friends go on an expedition when the little girl leaves them home alone. They are searching for something to eat and get into a bit of a “jam.” Raggedy Ann learns at the end of the story that sometimes if you just ask for something that you want you might just get it.
Raggedy Andy returns to the room with the little girl after an adventure at Gramma’s house. Raggedy Andy tell his friends about how he was making snow angels, then he was left on the sled, froze, and his arm got ripped when the little girl tried to warm him up. He is happy to be home where it is nice and warm surrounded by friends.
Those who are unselfish may wear rough clothes, but inside they are always beautiful, just like the shell, and reflect to others the happiness and sunny music within their hearts!
A valuable lesson taught by 4 young children. New Years was originally written for the special purpose of teaching children how to avoid setting a fire, how to extinguish one, or how to hold one in check until the arrival of help.